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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Organic Gardening Is Spreading!


CONCORD, NH, USA, April 16, 2010

Organic Gardening Is Spreading! The Northeast Organic Farming Association has been “The Voice of Organics” for over thirty-five years. NOFA was formed to serve organic farmers, gardeners and land care professionals as well as health conscious consumers of organically grown food. Since 1980 the NH Chapter of NOFA has been educating its members and the people of NH about the benefits of organic agriculture and provides assistance to growers.

Continuing its mission in the Granite State and in honor of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, NOFA-NH has partnered with Timberland and Community Gardens for All to initiate plans for creating organic seacoast garden plots at the historic Wagon Hill Farm in Durham.

Thirty people gathered at Thompson Hall on the UNH campus to attend the First Public Wagon Hill Farm Community Garden meeting on Sunday, April 11th. The conceptual garden plans were shared, possibilities discussed, and an all organic community garden was the consensus.

Come to Wagon Hill Farm on Route 4 in Durham on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22nd 2010. Community involvement is welcomed and encouraged. Lunch, tools and supplies will be provided by Timberland. Parking is limited, make the earth greener and carpool with your friends and family members.

Digging and building these organic garden plots will commence at 9:00 am on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22nd 2010.  All are welcome to join in the excitement and festivities of carving out this new organic community garden.

NOFA-NH recognizes that farmers, gardeners, and consumers of organic products share a "community of interests”: a common need to grow and consume safe, healthy, nutritious, great-tasting food; and, a common interest in preserving a healthy environment that nurtures all of us. NOFA-NH offers educational workshops, farm tours, publications, and a winter conference to re-establish a shared sense of participation in the community-based food systems. Visit NOFANH.org for more info!


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